Sophie Ellis-Bextor feared she would slip off stage while dressed as Alien on The Masked Singer

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed she was scared she would fall off the stage while performing in her Alien costume on The Masked Singer.

The hitmaker, 41, became the first celebrity to be sent home on the second series of the ITV show after she was unmasked on Saturday’s episode.

Speaking to The Mirror, the singer admitted that being in the costume hindered her vision, leaving her worried she could take a tumble while performing.  

Mishap: Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed she was scared she would fall off the stage while performing in her Alien costume on The Masked Singer

Mishap: Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed she was scared she would fall off the stage while performing in her Alien costume on The Masked Singer

She said: ‘I was on a platform and couldn’t see too well. I thought I might fall off.

‘I felt like a gymnast who had a cool routine with jumps and twists, who then left after their first comedy somersault. But it’s cool.’

Sophie, who sang Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now, was guessed to be the Alien by many fans of the show due to her ‘distinctive’ voice.

The Murder On The Dancefloor star also didn’t have much luck concealing her identity from her five children either. 

Costume: The hitmaker, 41, became the first celebrity to be sent home on the second series of the ITV show after she was unmasked on Saturday's episode

Costume: The hitmaker, 41, became the first celebrity to be sent home on the second series of the ITV show after she was unmasked on Saturday’s episode

She said: ‘Even my one-year-old pointed at the telly and shouted ‘Mummy!’ when I started singing in the alien suit.’ 

On keeping her identity secret during the show, she added: ‘It turns out most of my friends and family don’t ask me much about my job after all. It was only down to my own willpower after that.

‘The hoodie you wear [backstage] says ‘don’t speak to me’ and quite frankly it’s the best hoodie I’ve ever owned.’

Following her elimination, Sophie shared a selfie on Instagram as she posed next to her Alien mask.

Sophie said: 'I was on a platform and couldn't see too well. I thought I might fall off. I felt like a gymnast who had a cool routine with jumps and twists, who then left after their first comedy somersault'

Sophie said: ‘I was on a platform and couldn’t see too well. I thought I might fall off. I felt like a gymnast who had a cool routine with jumps and twists, who then left after their first comedy somersault’

She wrote: ‘Even my one year old pointed at the telly and shouted “mummy!” when I started singing in the alien suit! 

‘Anyhoo a fun and trippy way to spend a few days and enjoy the rest of the show- no idea who anyone is!’ 

While fans correctly guessed Sophie was Alien, many have also speculated fellow contestant Robin is JLS star Aston Merrygold.

The Masked Singer airs on Saturdays at 7pm on ITV.  

Speculation: Sophie, who sang Dua Lipa¿s Don¿t Start Now, was guessed to be the Alien by many fans of the show due to her 'distinctive' voice

Speculation: Sophie, who sang Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now, was guessed to be the Alien by many fans of the show due to her ‘distinctive’ voice

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